Born: April 28, 1862
Died: December 19, 1936
Married: Edmund Lyon
Carolyn Hamilton Lyon was a philanthropist. She started as a teacher at the Rochester School for the Deaf, and her philanthropy helped turn it into one of the finest of its kind in the United States early in the twentieth century. She left an estate valued at more than a million dollars at her death in 1936.
New York Times, December 20, 1936, Mrs. Edmund Lyon, Benefactor, Is Dead; Gave Dormitory to Rochester School for Deaf, Where She Formerly Was Teacher.
- New York Times, January 1, 1937 Rochester Woman's Will Disposes of Estate of 'Over' $1,000,000.